Speech and Language Therapy

At Atkinson, we can offer a Speech and Language assessment in two ways. We can offer a basic screening tool that is undertaken in the home, or we can commission an in-depth assessment if the local authority prefers.

Speech and Language concerns for young people in our care are very common but can be a significant factor in their overall development and have considerable impact in the way in which young people can improve their decision making and positive contribution to society.

We feel it is a very important area of assessment and understanding for each young person in our care and we will continue to work towards integrating Speech and Language support in the future.

All the Atkinson School staff have been trained in understanding the needs of presentations with regard to speech and language concerns and are therefore in an excellent position to further help and support young people.